Good Morning, early birds. Former Liberal Julia Banks has confirmed that she will stand as an independent against Health Minister Greg Hunt in the federal election, and retirees mobilise against Labor's plan to end cash refunds for franking credits. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Guy Rundle's essay on the need to fight the forces against radical evil got readers reflecting.
The government now admits access to health records should require a warrant. So why not for the rest of the metadata it retains?
Good morning, early birds. Health Minister Greg Hunt announces significant funding for an endometriosis action plan. Plus, an intriguing development for ponderers of the Fermi paradox as liquid water is discovered on Mars. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Parliament's own library has demolished Greg Hunt's misleading claims about whether My Health Record data will be handed over to police, warning that existing protections of medical records have been significantly reduced.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has distanced itself from the government's My Health Record roll-out, as the agency responsible for the scheme deals with accusations of defamation.
The ministers comments have damaged public faith in the only pillar of government that stands uncorrupted by our 116 years of constitutional nationhood.
Good morning, early birds. Three federal ministers are facing contempt of court for running their mouths, and Lachlan Murdoch is making a play for Ten. It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton and Max Chalmers.